The flexible camera monitor system CMS HDR Mirror from manufacturer Kappa optronics has taken the lead position in the hyper car market, e.g. with projects for Aston Martin (Valkyrie), KTM (X-Bow GT2) and Gordon Murray (T.50). The mirror replacement system consists of a camera, a controller, and a display. It combines state-of-the-art camera technology and expertise gleaned from numerous hyper car projects. It’s hardware and software were designed to comply with the ISO 26262 (ASIL B) functional safety standard.
The CMS HDR Mirror is not only a 100% substitute, but moreover the safest digital translation of a conventional rear-view mirror. As the sole vision company in the market, Kappa offers expertise in camera monitor systems homologation, specifically regarding ECE-R46 for mirror classes I and III. This high-quality system has already been successfully integrated into hyper cars and super sports cars, and is now available as a road traffic certified system without special permits.
Vehicle-specific customer requests can be configured quickly and efficiently. The extremely small camera head gives designers almost limitless freedom. Improved aerodynamics provide maximum performance and increased range. There are even more technical characteristics that will impress users, such as perfect, latency-free and low-flicker HDR imaging that can utilize more residual light than the human eye can. Groundbreaking demonstration videos, with sun low on the horizon and inside tunnels, bear witness to this phenomenal dynamic.
Road traffic certification and safety are the key attributes of an ideal mirror substitute system, and it is in precisely these attributes that Kappa scores the winning point — as the developer of the first digital side rear-view mirror certified for European/international road traffic.